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VCU Holds La Salle in 5 Set Thriller

VCU Holds La Salle in 5 Set Thriller


VCU were victorious over La Salle in a competitive 5 set thriller at Siegel Center Friday night. Both teams went back and forth until the Rams were able to finish of La Salle in the final set.

The first set went to the visitors. La Salle were able to get a seven point run that lead to the Explorers winning set 1 23-25. VCU answered back thanks to Tori Baldwin, Kalah Jones and Sahbria McLetchie racking up the kills to give set 2 to the Black & Gold 25-19.

Momentum kept rolling VCU’s way into the 3rd Set. Notched at 10 apiece, VCU were able to score two consecutive aces thanks to Jensen Sharrtis and Bryanna Davis. Their run continued with seven unanswered points to give VCU a 25-17 win in set 3.

La Salle was able to get back into the match after a few errors went their way. When hope seemed lost for the Explorers, a pair of VCU errors forced a deciding 5th set as La Salle won set 4 22-25.

VCU capitalized on La Salle mistakes in the 5th set. A seven point run for the Rams which was backed by six consecutive errors from La Salle put them in a deficit early. The final play of the match was a bad serve into the net by La Salle to give VCU their 3rd Atlantic 10 win of the season.

McLetchie lead the Rams with 15 kills followed by Jones with 14 and Baldwin rounding out the top 3 with 11.

Volleyball is back in action on Sunday, October 25th as they host Duquesne in an A-10 matchup at the Siegel Center.

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Mark graduated from VCU in 2014 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Psychology. He started as a fan of the Black & Gold in the stands his freshman year. Mark was known as "Kazie" for his charismatic fandom with the VCU's student organization the Rowdy Rams. While at VCU he gained experience in sports media with WVCW on a sports radio show called Rowdy Radio. Following graduation, Mark continued crafting his social media skills with the Richmond Kickers while also handling VCU coverage. He is a true fan of the Rams and vocally passionate on and off camera. After the final whistle, you can probably find him at local RVA bar or brewery enjoying a drink and conversation.

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